November 1, 2023



We are a community organization that

stimulates and promotes

democratic values.

Upcoming Program

 Volunteer-Built Micro Shelters for the Homeless

Presented by

Dave Gamrath

Tucson Tiny Home Coalition


Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m.

Room 203, Continental Shopping Plaza

Homelessness has become a critical issue in many communities, including Tucson. Tiny homes for the unsheltered are being built in several communities throughout the country to help address the need for transitional housing for the homeless. Dave Gamrath will discuss the Tucson Tiny Home Coalition’s efforts to bring these micro shelters to Tucson and Pima County. 


Dave is a longtime community activist. He and his wife, Shamah, split time between Green Valley and Seattle, where Dave spends summers building tiny homes (micro shelters) for the homeless with

Please join us to hear about this innovative approach to homelessness.

***The collection wagon will be available at this program for your donations of items for Casa Alitas.***

Sponsored by Green Valley Democrats

Upcoming Events and Action Opportunities

***Join the Discussion Group each Wednesday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 203 for open discussion on current events.***

Initiatives to Sign at Headquarters

The following initiatives and petitions are available to sign at GV Dems Headquarters:

Candidate Petitions

LD 19 Nick Tellez

LD21 Senator Rosanna Gabaldon

CD6 Kirsten Engel

Pima County Attorney Laura Conover

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos

Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams

Arizona Corporation Commission Jonathan Hill

US Senate Ruben Gallegos


Arizona Abortion Access

Justice for All

Minimum Wage

Petitions may be signed any day the office is open (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am - 2 pm.  

We have “Petition Tracking Forms” for you to keep track of all those petitions you will be signing. Put it in your billfold or purse or file it (with your name on it, please!!) in the black card file box on the petition table. 



Thank you to all who donated cloth masks. We have enough now and are no longer accepting mask donations.

The dolls are given to children coming across the Mexican/US border daily. These children have few or no possessions. DOLLS FOR CHILDREN (DFC) will be distributed to them through Casa Alitas Welcome Centers in Nogales.

Many thanks to La Posada, Good Shepherd Church, and the First Congregational UCC Albuquerque NM for their generous donations of masks.

Special thanks to the doll making volunteers: Val Chiong, Joan Atkabowski, Evie Parker, Mary Rose Scott, Peggy McGaughey, and Naneki Elliot.

Volunteers Needed!

Voter Outreach needs volunteers for 2024. Sign up at HQ to do postcards, walk lists, phone banking. We need everyone’s help to turn Arizona Blue.

LD19 yard sale!!!

November 11th, 8:00 am until 1:00 pm

2519 E Wrightson View Dr

in Quail Creek

Drop off priced items beginning October 15th.

We will need help setting up on Friday the 10th and on the day of the sale.

Any items that do not sell must be picked up by 2:00 pm on the 11th or they will be donated to The Animal League of Green Valley.

To help out or if you have questions, contact Jeanne Buell:


Santa Cruz County Democratic Party is hosting its yearly fundraiser. 

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

At Las Lagunas de Anza, in Nogales Arizona. 

General Admission $25

Purchase Tickets HERE.

Climate Crisis Communications

News from the GVD Climate Crisis Team

Two good reasons to care:

1. “It appears we may have lost control of the west Antarctic ice shelf melting over the 21st century,... West Antarctic ice shelf melting is one impact of climate change that we’re probably just going to have to adapt to....” Journal of Nature Climate Communications, October 2023. (

2. "A sudden spike in global warmth is so extreme, it’s mysterious. September was not just the globe’s warmest on record, ... It was 0.83 degrees above the old record for the month, a staggering departure from what was already extreme.”

The Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2023. (


WE CARE Campaign in November:

Casa Alitas

Casa Alitas is a welcoming shelter in Tucson for migrants legally in the US as they plan to join their sponsors. For November, we will be collecting some of the items they desperately need. Please bring your donations to the office or to one of our programs, and leave them in the blue wagon. Casa Alitas' budget for next year has been greatly reduced, so they need all the help they can get!

Items Needed:

  • Underwear, NEW ONLY, for children and adults, all sizes but no large or XL for adults
  • Socks for adults, new or gently used
  • Children’s tee shirts (long sleeved are great), new or gently used
  • Children’s pants, long, athletic or other, new or gently used
  • Combs
  • Hair ties for women or girls

Whatever you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. GV Democrats have big hearts--this is one way we show it!

Bring your items to the wagon at Headquarters or to any program meeting.

Thank you!

Judy Knape, VP Headquarters

The office is open three days a week:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Thank you to all who responded to the request for your home address. Your responses have helped us update our records. If you have not yet responded, particularly if you have moved, changed email address or phone numbers, please contact the Membership VP at:

We've commenced our 2024 membership drive in order to maintain our office and maximize our membership growth in this critial election year. Please join (or rejoin) us now as we organize in anticipation of the exciting and challenging times ahead.

GVD 2024 Membership Dues are $30 per person. Your payment will cover your membership from now through December, 2024. 

Join or Renew Your Membership

GV Dems Headquarters (M, W, F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) | 190 Continental Rd., Suite #208, Green Valley, AZ 85622 | 520-838-0590 | |


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